As published on wagmag.com
May 10, 2021
Total joint replacement or reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be necessary if the patient is of advanced age or the shoulder disorder involves a rotator cuff tear; structural damage — like a fracture — to the ball-and-socket joint; or presence of extensive disease, including inflammatory arthritis, osteonecrosis and post-injury degeneration of the joint,” says Alejandro Badia, MD, board-certified hand, wrist, and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon with Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Florida.”
Advances in repair of the shoulder’s ball-and-socket joint are making partial joint replacement rather than total joint replacement a more viable option for a growing number of patients. Moreover, this type of joint replacement is ideal for the growing movement towards outpatient surgery.
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Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.
Please call (305)227-4263 to request an appointment with Dr. Alejandro Badia.
Related link: Reverse Shoulder Replacement by Dr. Alejandro Badia